Terri Yoho, Executive Director of Kohler Foundation, Inc, will present an informational public forum at the old Marion County Elementary School cafeteria, on Burkhalter Street in Buena Vista, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 24.
Ms. Yoho's informative slide show and talk, which will be presented free of charge, will focus on Kohler Foundation's plans for restoring Pasaquan as well as the project's expected impact on Buena Vista, Marion County, and the surrounding region. Following her presentation, Ms. Yoho will answer questions from citizens about the project and the future of Pasaquan, including its future use by Columbus State University as an arts center. The public is cordially invited and is encouraged to attend.
Since the late 1970s, the preservation of folk architecture and art environments has been a major thrust of Kohler Foundation. After a site has been either acquired by or gifted to the foundation, local and expert partners employ museum-quality conservation techniques to preserve the site. The site is then gifted to a county, town, or cultural institution for the education and enjoyment of the public. Kohler Foundation then works with the recipient and the local community to ensure the future success of the project.